It has been sometime since I blogged a personal post here – or even sent out a newsletter. Today I will share the reason why – WHITEFOAM by G J Peters.
Whitefoam is a title. It is the title of a book I am writing. I am G J Peters – well, that is my new pen name.
The book is not a romance nor historical, although it is set in the past, 2014 to be exact. It is a new genre for me.
It’s a crime novel. A detective thriller – murder, based in my hometown. A victim is found at the end of this Victorian stone pier. I will not be saying much about the book in this post as I’m working a different method and it changes every day.
Morag Blake is my detective and she is far more organised than me, never have I used my Scrivener programme so much! She forced me to use it when she came alive and stamped her personality onto the page. The programme has taken me years to befriend and use properly, and this time around it really has helped with the plotting and planning of the manuscript. Yes, this author is actually plotting a novel for the first time. Never have I chopped and altered chapters so much! Scenes appear in peabrain and I find new chapters to pop them into place. This method is so very different from the seat of my pants continuous flow approach.
Whitefoam is such a strong voice in my head and it has taken over my sequel to Maggie’s Child. It wants out.
I’ve always wanted to write a crime novel and some criminal writings featured in my Ripper books. This book has taken me by surprise but excited me at the same time. It is much harder to write and the research is intense but I do hope it is published sometime in the future.